|LELA Presse of France is the publisher of the French language Navires & Historie and Avions series of magazines as well as numerous books on naval and aviation topics. Their newest magazine-style
quarterly series is called Naval Monographies 3D and the subject of the debut issue is very apropos – the French battleship Richelieu.
Richelieu is arguably the most famous French warship and the ship is covered in great detail in this volume. The format for this series is to have numerous CAD 3D images supplemented with almost as many
photographs, some of which have not been seen before. Most of each volume will cover the main subject which naturally will be the ship. Two smaller but related articles will round out each issue. These
articles will also be fully illustrated with 3D images and photograph. In this issue the supplemental articles cover the quadruple 40mm Bofors gun, which were fitted on the Richelieu during her refit in the
Brooklyn Navy Yard, and the Loire 130 flying boat, which was fitted on the Richelieu early in her career as well as on other French warships. A major plus for this series is that the text is bilingual – French